Monday, June 1, 2015
Oh my goshhhh the most AMAZING thing happened on Friday (as usual, a bunch of really crummy things happened right before, though)...
We had some go-bys planned in the afternoon, but missed our stop because I was busy talking on the phone trying to order a new bahn pass (lost mine. 50 euros down the drain. yippee) and wound up on the uni. We had a couple potentials to contact there, so it was no big deal...minus the fact that the campus was huge and it was pouring rain (no, we didn’t have an umbrella), we couldn’t find our way around and no one was outside to point us in the right direction.
We went home with no success.
We had Young Womens planned for the evening, but that fell out (which was a big bummer), so we went back to the uni to try again. As we got on the bus, I pulled out the navi thinking "no way are we getting stuck wandering around lost AGAIN". I started typing "U-N" (for uni)...because, for some reason, I thought that’d help? Up popped a list of all the roads starting with the letters u-n, which I quickly skimmed over. Right as I was about to give up and turn off the navi, my eyes locked on a street name listed at the bottom of the screen...and GUESS WHOSE IT WAS?!
(DRUM ROLL PLEASE)
THAT FAMILY WE MET ON THE TRAIN I WAS TELLING Y’ALL ABOUT THE OTHER WEEK.
THE FAMILY WE COULDN'T FIND BECAUSE I MISSPELLED THE STREET NAME.
THE FAMILY WHO SO EAGERLY ACCEPTED A BOOK OF MORMON AND WILLINGLY GAVE US THEIR ADDRESS SO WE COULD COME BACK AND TEACH THEM MORE.
What if we hadn’t missed our stop earlier!?
What if we'd been able to find our way around?!
What if young womens hadn’t fallen out?!
"Why should we mourn, or think our lot is hard? Tis not so! All is right!"
I've said it before (and I’ll probably say it a million more times) but when things don’t work out like we want, when things just aren’t going according to plan, IT’S BECAUSE THE LORD HAS SOMETHING WAY BETTER IN STORE!
He knows what He's doing (:
In other news, we had a really bomb DDM this past week (District Developmental Meeting). The Zone leaders got up to give a thema about what they discussed with the district leaders and STL's at zone council and announced that, after much prayer and contemplation, a baptismal goal of 18 has been set for the Ktown zone for the next 2 transfers (1.6 per companionship). Our new zone motto? Let’s Play Ball. Oh my heavens, the spirit was SO STRONG in that meeting. It’s like he was shouting "JA KLAR there are 2 people in your HUGE area who are prepared!"
Sister Whicker and I are SUPER excited. So excited, in fact, that before the end of the day, we read through the ENTIRE white handbook and wrote down every little thing that we aren’t doing 100% obediently. Hahaha, we got REALLY knit-picky. I'm sure the Lord was looking down at us laughing a little bit because of how extreme we were being.
We also talked about each one of our investigators, and decided to drop about half of them (no worries, we prayed about it, too). Our new companionship motto? We play HARD ball.
If we aren’t blessed with 2 baptisms over the next two transfers, you can bet your bottom it won’t be because of us!
I hope y’all had a great week <3 <3 <3
Talk to you in 7 days!